When viewers get upset that a character in Stranger Things is dead and start supporting a petition by the tens of thousands calling for his revival, then I guess you’ve done a good job as a writer. Are you among the outraged fans?
The fourth season of Stranger Things ended a few days ago, but the colossal, more than two-hour finale is still in the bones of some viewers. Because a lot has happened in terms of story – and not every character has survived the latest adventure around the Upside Down and the town of Hawkins. This is now unacceptable to some fans. Because a petition has now found over 38,000 supporters. your goal? That a dead man from season 4 is back in the final season 5. However, “not only as a review” is actively demanded. But who is it really about? But here follow of course SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS for the Stranger Things season finale.
This is where we head into spoiler territory for the final episode of Stranger Things Season 4.
This Stranger Things hero can’t stay dead, according to fans
Of course it’s about none other than dungeon master and thrash metaller Eddie Munson. The Season 4 newcomer got an absolutely epic guitar solo to Metallica’s Master of Puppets in the season finale, giving his friends a chance to stop the monstrous Vecna.
As planned, he ended up targeting himself and his friend with this diversionary tactic – and eventually died fighting the monsters of the Upside Down. Not without first having a poignant dialogue with his friend about not running away this time – the death of Chrissy, with nothing he could do about it, nagged at him to the end.
Of course, such petitions stand no real chance of change, but it might be comforting to know, as an Eddie fan, that you’re not alone in wanting him back. Did Eddie’s death hit you hard too? Do you think the writers’ decision is bad? Or is it a “good death” because it really has weight? Write us in the comments!